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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.35 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead with the TUC In Brighton. Wendy Jones in London.
8.45. Prayer /or the Day
8.99, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 8.15. Sport
7.10, 8.10 News headlines
7.430 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Rev John Congdom
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Aged 131 Part 6
8.57 Weather: travel

: News

: Checkpoint

: News

: We Came, We Saw, We Stayed

The last of six programmes in which Gerry Monte talks to people who, though not Welsh, have chosen to make Wales their home. ' I was born in Russia, brought up in China, educated in England but I want to die in Wales - although not yet." So says Alec Vedcniapin , a successful farmer in Whltland, Dyfed - now retired but still involved in farming politics on a national level.
Producer eifion EVANS BBC Wales


Talks: Gerry Monte
Unknown: Alec Vedcniapin

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Psalm 19; Luke 4. vv 1-13 (NEB); How are thy servants blest, 0 Lord! (BBC hb 305) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Timothy Klghtley Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Pearson
Read By: Timothy Klghtley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

followed by travel

: A Universal Language

For centuries the idea of a universal language ' has attracted man. Many people in many countries claim that the invented language Esperanto fits the bill. Others consider its supporters to be misguided idealists, or even eccentrics. Alan Wilding looks at the language, its history and its construction and talks to people who speak and support Esperanto and to some of Its opponents.
Contributors include, from Britain Dr Marjorie Boulton,
Lord Fenner Brockway , Professor Eric Hawkins , Grahame Leon -Smith, Robin Squire , MP, Dr John Wells , Horace Barks, Dr Colin Hadley , Percy Press Junior, Raif andKlmleMarkarian from Hungary Andras Sugar, a television commentator from France Roger Yafil Studio production by MICK WEBB
Written and produced by ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Lord Fenner Brockway
Unknown: Professor Eric Hawkins
Unknown: Grahame Leon
Unknown: Robin Squire
Unknown: Dr John Wells
Unknown: Dr Colin Hadley
Production By: Mick Webb
Produced By: Alan Wilding

: Enquire Within

Let Nell Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket and Health Screening
The private health service has been quick to step in where the NHS has held back, but - Is It a needless extravagance?
Presenter John Howard


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: John Howard

: Brain of Britain 1982

12.55 Weather: travel: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
' I Can Do That writing stories for children. FRANCES DONNELLY talks to authors, editors and GINA POLLINGER , a literary agent who specialises In this field. Skin Deep (3):
KITTY LITTLE'S guide tO herbal beauty.
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (8)


Talks: Frances Donnelly
Talks: Gina Pollinger

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Circus
A black comedy by SEAN WALSH with T. P. McKenna and Kate Binchy
The arrival of a circus in town coincides with the return of Dick and Nora's daughter to the parental home in Ireland ... accompanied by the news of her recent pregnancy and registry-office marriage. At which point, the real circus begins.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Comedy By: Sean Walsh
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Dick: T P McKenna
Nora: Kate Binchy
Clem: Kevin Flood
Maureen: Trudy Kelly
Dale: Desmond McAleer
Marcella: Ingrid Craigie
Hughle: John Keyes

: News

: A Passion for Plants

With LYS DE BRAY 3: Wild Flowers In the Garden

: A Good Read

: Story Time

The Boy on Platform One (3)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and John Sargeant on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave 9
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: John Sargeant

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world
Including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The Day Job

In the last of six programmes
Terry Wogan , mindful of his mother's warnings on the uncertainties of showbuslness, searches for a secure day lob - preferably one with prospects and a late-morning start.
Remembering that
English was his best subject at school, Terry grabs an eye-shade and tries his hand as a newspaper editor.
Research libby SPURRIER Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Spurrier Producer Helen

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Concert Prelude

Fritz Splegl looks forward to the music In tonight's concert


Unknown: Fritz Splegl

: Proms 82

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
London part I
Vaughan Williams
Overture: The Wasps
Richard Rodney Bennett Anniversaries (BBC commission: first performance)
Elgar Sea Pictures


Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett

: * Rhyme and Reason

In the last of three programmes presented by poets, P. J. Kavanagh ntroducesachoiceofhis favourite poems, and explains some of their attraction for him.


Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: Frances Horovitz

: Proms 82

Part 2 Walton
Symphony No 1, In B flat minor as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

' There was an enormous reaction to my drawings - people assumed that I was promotingtheviciousand horrific side of life; on the contrary, I was merely setting down my fears and attempting to exorcise them through drawing.'
Gerald Scarfe , the controversial cartoonist, talks to Paul Vaughan about his work over the past 20 years including his covers for Private Eye, caricatures for newspapers and animations and designs for the 81m The Wall. Producer richard DUNN


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with voices and opinions from around the world

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Strictly Instrumental

Ostan Ellis talks to
Margaret Howard about his musical life and plays records of some of the musicians who have influenced him.
' The medieval technique of playing with the nails survives in South American jazz and popular music. I also play with my nails, I'm possibly the only harpist who has long nails.... ' Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(First broadcast on World Service) long wave only


Talks: Ostan Ellis
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an Interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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